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Product Development Technologist

Hertfordshire   •  £33000 - £42000 per annum  •  Permanent, Full time


CK Group are recruiting for a Product Development Technologist to join a chemical manufacturing company in the transport and construction industries at their site based in Hertfordshire on a permanent basis with a salary of £33,000 - £42,000.

The Company:
Our client is a specialist polymer processing and coating company, they are a leading manufacturer and supplier that were established 100 years ago.

Location:
This role is located north Hertfordshire. The site is easily commutable from London, Cambridge and the surrounding areas there are excellent transport links via public transport and a great road networks.

Senior Technologist Role:
Our client is looking for a Technologist who would be expected to have some input into the creation of a product brief. When delivering development projects they would be expected to consistently meet the brief that they have been given.

Your main duties will be:
? Responsible for developing, innovating and improving various types of products for the vehicle care and vehicle wash areas, both for home and export markets by adhering to R & D procedures and Design Policy (including legislative requirements, health and safety and environmental issues).
? Responsible for providing technical back up on commercial activities with customers.
? Responsible for other agreed or alternative projects and activities with the Directors relating to problem solving, process and product development and quality improvements.
? Expected to make themselves available for participation on projects for the innovation workgroups.
? To provide support to the Continuous Improvement Engineer, Quality Control Technician and Production staff for problem solving and oversee modifications and introduction of new products to ensure smooth handover to production.
? Provide support for demonstrations, field trials and customer support as required.
? Generate reports on test trials, complaints and competitor product analysis.
? Responsible for the circulation of appropriate information on test results and other data to relevant personnel within the Company as agreed.
? Accountable for completion of projects and all testing within agreed time.
? Maintain liaison and Technical support with Manufacturing and Sales & Marketing staff.
? Maintain an awareness of projects and activities within the Company.
? When required, to act as Company?s representative and maintain an effective liaison with suppliers and test agencies.
? Assist in Quality Control functions and production problems when required to do so.
? Attend meetings as a technical representative of the company with internal and external bodies on relevant matters.
? Responsible for routine stability trials.
? Maintain awareness of current and possible future legislative requirements including Health and Safety and Environmental aspects world wide.
? Assist and deal with quality procedures (including complaints and calibration) when required to do so.
? Assist in packaging trials.

Your Background:
The ideal candidate for this role will have:
- Degree in Chemistry
- 2 years working experience in a laboratory
- Experience in surfactant technology and formulating of polishes, dressings and detergents and environmental aspects would be advantageous
- A good balance between theoretical and practical experience
- Good report writing skills and computer literacy
- Be friendly, positive, assertive an have the ability to make decisions on own initiative.

The Benefits:
This is a permanent position offering a salary of between £33,000 - £42,000 depending on experience. The role also comes with a benefits package and an excellent working environment with an established team.

Apply:
Entitlement to work in the UK is essential. Please quote reference 51834.


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  • Agency: CK Group
  • Contact: Natalie Wood
  • Phone: 01246 457700
  • Reference: 51834
  • Posted: 7th October 2021
  • Expires: 4th November 2021

CK Group

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